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France Wins Individual Eventing Gold - USA Wins Team Gold

Forty-eight year old Jean Teulere and Espoir de la Mare became France’s first ever Eventing World Champion Sunday, 15th September. In an immensely close competition, that was not decided until the last competitor finished the show jumping, the American Team (175.40) retained their overnight position making them World Champions for the first time in over a decade.

The Golden USA Team
Amidst the knocking down of fences the French Team (192.40) of TEULERE, Jean-Luc FORCE and Didier COURREGES moved into the Silver medal position. The British Team (199.00) of Jeanette BRAKEWELL, Pippa FUNNELL, William FOX-PITT and Leslie LAW were elevated to Bronze medal position.

It was all change in the individual as well as overnight leader John WILLIAMS (USA) and CARRICK jumped last. They dropped four fences to collect 16 penalties and slipped from first to fourth. Jeanette BRAKEWELL (GBR) 52.00, won Silver with OVER TO YOU and Piia PANTSU (FIN) 52.60, put Finnish eventing on the map with a Bronze.

First to jump for the American team Amy TRYON (USA), who completed the cross-country despite a fall, collected four faults to finish on 204.60. TYRON was to become the discount score. First to jump for the French Didier COURREGES (FRA) was one of the first riders to jump clear inside the time.

France's Jean Teulere
Eleven faults for Heelan THOMPKINS (NZL), 95.20 shortened the odds of the New Zealand Team (224.80) moving up from fifth. William FOX-PITT (GBR) and Pippa FUNNELL (GBR) collected four faults each to keep the British Team in contention.

David O’CONNOR’S (USA) clear round was swiftly followed by another from Olivia BUNN (AUS). David MIDDLETON (AUS), 65.40 and Stuart TINNEY (AUS) 76.00, collected 37 faults between, putting Australia out of the medals.

BRAKEWELL (GBR) who followed TINNEY into the arena knew that the British Team’s hopes of a medal rested on her shoulders.

Canada's highest placing rider was Bruce Mandeville and the 14-year-old Canadian-bred Trakehner mare Larissa. With only one fence down in stadium jumping, the third and final phase of three day eventing, Mandeville moved up in the standings to finish the World Championships with a final placing of 29th.

“She’s great, but we were right beside the crowd and a lot of people were having rails,” noted Mandeville, referring to the fact that only five riders were able to post a clear round in the stadium jumping phase. “It was also great to be riding a Canadian-bred horse!”

The Stadium Course
Wyndham St. John, originally from British Columbia but now based in England, finished in 43rd position. The pair was penalized twenty points at The Boat obstacle and incurred 80 time penalties in total during the cross-country phase. St. John then incurred an additional 9 points in the stadium phase, but still managed to climb from 69th after dressage to 43rd overall.

“Oliver was great!” said St. John about her 13-year-old American thoroughbred gelding hanlding the cross-country. “It was hard work out there, but he answered all the questions.”

Mike Tucker, the course designer for the cross-country phase, was pleased with the outcome of the cross-country phase. “I hoped the course would make the riders think. And it did. Some riders did brilliantly and some other combinations did better than expected. The crowd had a great day. The atmosphere was great and no horses were seriously hurt. That is always very dear to my heart.”

And when asked about the IOC plans to get rid of Eventing from the Olympic programme, Tucker said "The day showed that this is very much a sport that the IOC wants to be part of.”

Individual Results
1. FRA JEAN TEULERE ESPOIR DE LA MARE 45.80
2. GBR JEANETTE BRAKEWELL OVER TO YOU 52.00
3. FIN PIIA PANTSU YPAJA KARUSO 52.60
4. USA JOHN WILLIAMS CARRICK 53.00
5. AUS PHILLIP DUTTON HOUSE DOCTOR 54.80
6. USA KIMBERLY VINOSKI WINSOME ADANTE 57.80
7. AUS OLIVIA BUNN GV TOP OF THE LINE 58.00
8. FRA JEAN-LUC FORCE CROCUS JACOB ENE HN 63.60
9. NZL ANDREW NICHOLSON FENICIO 63.80
10. USA DAVID O'CONNOR GILTEDGE 64.60
11. AUS DAVID C. MIDDLETON WILLOWBANK JACK 65.40
12. NZL DANIEL JOCELYN SILENCE 65.80
13. GBR Pippa FUNNELL SUPREME ROCK 73.00
14. GBR WILLIAM FOX PITT TAMARILLO 74.00
15. AUS SAMANTHA MCLEOD FREDERICK HUNTER 74.20
16. AUS STUART TINNEY AVA 76.00
17. NZL KATE LAMBIE NUFARM ALIBI 80.00
18. GBR LESLIE LAW SHEAR H2O 80.60
19. BEL KARIN DONCKERS GORMLEY 80.80
20. IRL JANE O'FLYNN KILNADEEMA STAR 82.00
21. FRA DIDIER COURREGES FREE STYLE ENE HN 83.00
22. GBR KRISTINA ALTHEA COOK CAPTAIN CHRISTY 85.80
23. FRA MICHEL BOUQUET ELEGANT DU BRULE HN 87.60
24. NZL HEELAN TOMPKINS CLASSIC HITS CRUSADA 95.20
25. USA GINA MILES MCKINLAIGH 95.60
26. SWE LINDA ALGOTSON STAND BY ME 100.60
27. SWE ANNA HILTON MR DALBY 101.20
28. IRL SUSAN SHORTT JUST BEAUTY QUEEN 107.00
29. CAN BRUCE MANDEVILLE LARISSA 124.60
30. ITA FABIO MAGNI VENT D'ARADE 125.80
31. ITA SUSANNA BORDONE BUEHLER 128.80
32. IRL PATRICIA DONEGAN DON''T STEP BACK 132.40
33. SUI HEINZ WEHRLI FOX LIGHT 135.60
34. AUT ANDREAS ZEHRER RAMMI DAMMI 136.60
35. USA DARREN CHIACCHIA R. G. S. RENEGADE 139.20
36. SWE Katrin NORLING BEATRICE AF TOLLSTAD 144.00
37. BRE VICENTE ARAUJO NETO TEVERI 145.40
38. AUT HARALD RIEDL EARL PAT 146.60
39. SUI Rudi ISLER EMMA JANE II 160.40
40. ITA STEFANO BRECCIAROLI BALLA COI LUPI 161.60
41. POR CARLOS GRAVE LAUGHTON HILLS MATA DO DUQUE 164.00
42. FRA ARNAUD BOITEAU EXPO DU MOULIN 168.60
43. CAN WYNDHAM ST. JOHN OLIVER 173.60
44. IND IMTIAZ ANEES SPRING INVADER 192.60
45. USA AMY TRYON POGGIO II 204.60
46. ITA GIOVANNI MENCHI DELTRY CONNOISSEUR 237.40
47. ESP IVAN BUEZO STILL BAY 246.60

Team Results
1. U.S.A. 175.40
JOHN WILLIAMS CARRICK 53.00
KIMBERLY VINOSKI WINSOME ADANTE 57.80
DAVID O'CONNOR GILTEDGE 64.60
AMY TRYON POGGIO II 204.60


2. FRANCE 192.40
CEDRIC LYARD FINE MERVEILLE RT
JEAN TEULERE ESPOIR DE LA MARE 45.80
JEAN-LUC FORCE CROCUS JACOB ENE HN 63.60
DIDIER COURREGES FREE STYLE ENE HN 83.00


3. GREAT BRITAIN 199.00
JEANETTE BRAKEWELL OVER TO YOU 52.00
Pippa FUNNELL SUPREME ROCK 73.00
WILLIAM FOX PITT TAMARILLO 74.00
LESLIE LAW SHEAR H2O 80.60


4. AUSTRALIA 199.40
ANDREW HOY MOONFLEET EL
OLIVIA BUNN GV TOP OF THE LINE 58.00
DAVID C. MIDDLETON WILLOWBANK JACK 65.40
STUART TINNEY AVA 76.00


5. NEW ZEALAND 224.80
BLYTH TAIT READY TEDDY EL
ANDREW NICHOLSON FENICIO 63.80
DANIEL JOCELYN SILENCE 65.80
HEELAN TOMPKINS CLASSIC HITS CRUSADA 95.20


6. ITALY 492.00
MARCO BIASIA ECU EL
FABIO MAGNI VENT D'ARADE 125.80
SUSANNA BORDONE BUEHLER 128.80
GIOVANNI MENCHI DELTRY CONNOISSEUR 237.40


7. IRELAND 1214.40
PATRICIA DONEGAN DON''T STEP BACK 132.40
SASHA HARRISON ALL LOVE DU FENAUD EL
ERIC SMILEY MACLOUD EL
JANE O'FLYNN KILNADEEMA STAR 82.00


8. SWEDEN 1244.60
ANNA NILSSON AZZARO Z RT
LINDA ALGOTSON STAND BY ME 100.60
PAULA TORNQUIST EMV MONAGHAN WD
Katrin NORLING BEATRICE AF TOLLSTAD 144.00


9. SWITZERLAND 1296.00
BARBARA WELTEN CORT COMPOSER RT
MICHÈLE SCHWARZENBACH THE BACK BREAKER EL
HEINZ WEHRLI FOX LIGHT 135.60
Rudi ISLER EMMA JANE II 160.40


10. CANADA 1298.20
JAMES ATKINSON REVISIONIST RT
PENNY ROWLAND ABERDARE WD
BRUCE MANDEVILLE LARISSA 124.60
WYNDHAM ST. JOHN OLIVER 173.60



11. BRAZIL L 2145.40
EDER G. BALDIN PAGOTO AMAZONIAN DO FEROLETO RT
SERGIO H. NEVES LF LADY RT
VICENTE ARAUJO NETO TEVERI 145.40


12. SPAIN 2246.60
COBY BOLGER SERGEANT PEPPER EL
ENRIQUE SARASOLA DOPE DOUX RT
SANTIAGO CENTENERA BEACON HILL EL
IVAN BUEZO STILL BAY 246.60


13. GERMANY 3000.00
ANDREAS DIBOWSKI LEONAS DANCER EL
HERBERT BLOCKER MOBILCOM CHICOLETTO WD
INKEN JOHANNSEN BRILLIANTE RT
BETTINA HOY WOODSIDES ASHBY WD

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